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With all the saints’ feasts, how it is determined which ones take precedence in the church’s calendar? Recently, Pope Benedict XVI approved new guidelines for determining a hierarchical … more
Front page coverage was recently accorded by the Providence Journal to the plight of a contemporary atheist who felt intimidated by vocal believers from both Christian and Moslem backgrounds. This high-school teacher From England, who admits to being a fallen away Anglican, claims to have put aside any semblance of his former faith and thinks now merely of the day ahead. The number of atheists, still very small but sadly increasing, is seen by some as a reaction to the militancy of conservative Christians and belligerent Moslems. The self avowed English atheist, speaking for like-minded unbelievers, observed that “there is a feeling that religion is being forced on an unwilling public....” more
PROVIDENCE – Father Alan P. Beauregard died Thursday, October 4. more
Among the many songs that Frank Sinatra sang, none expressed the truth about an institution more than the classic Love and Marriage. As the lyrics proclaim: “Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. This I tell you, brother; you can’t have one without the other.” more
TO THE EDITOR: This is a very short and simple answer to the question that the Rev. Joseph L. Lennon, OP asked at the end of his column, “Celibacy is not the villain in the clerical sex … more
TO THE EDITOR: I was quite surprised to read in the “Around the Diocese” section a paragraph publicizing an upcoming convention of the Voice of the Faithful. (RI Catholic 13 Sept., '07). … more
Loreto Scripture study EAST PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Loreto Parish, 346 Waterman Ave., will sponsor a Scripture study, Oct. 16, 7-8 p.m., in the parish meeting room located next door to the … more
Our Lady of Fatima High School 360 Market Street, Warren www.fatimahs.org (401) 245-4449 Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 -8 p.m. … more
Consider these words of a well-known woman religious: “It is not without reason that I have dwelt upon this period of my life at such length. I know well that nobody will derive any … more
SEEKONK, Mass. — Thomas S. Lavin, 66, of Mayflower Drive and North Point, Fla. died September 22 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia (Razukiewicz) Lavin. Born in … more
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